An example of infix is to tie together two buttons.
- to fasten or set firmly in or on, esp. by inserting or piercing
- to fix firmly in the mind; instill; implant
- to place (an infix) within a word
Origin of infixfrom Classical Latin infixus, past participle of infigere, to fix or drive in: see in- and fix
transitive verbin·fixed, in·fix·ing, in·fix·es
- To fix in the mind; instill.
- Linguistics To insert (a morphological element) into the body of a word.
Origin of infixBack-formation from Middle English infixed stuck in from Latin īnfīxus past participle of īnfīgere to fasten in in- in ; see in- 2. fīgere to fasten ; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present infixes, present participle infixing, simple past and past participle infixed)
- (linguistics) A morpheme inserted inside an existing word, such as -i- and -o- in English. This adds additional meaning or alters the meaning of the morpheme it is inserted into.
Back-formation from Middle English infixed, stuck in, from Latin infixus, past participle of infigere, to fasten in.